Geography of the Blues

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010

“Geography of the Blues: How the Land Influences the Culture & Music of the Delta”.

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival (newly renamed to the King Biscuit Blues Festival) presented the 1st Blues Symposium panel discussion at the Malco Theater on Cherry St in Helena, AR. Discussion was centered around the topic of how the land influences the culture & music of the Delta. The event was co-sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College, the Rhodes College African American Studies Program, and Roller Citizens Funeral Home of Helena, AR.

Moderator:
Candice Ivory – Educational Coordinator for the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, & Adviser for the Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes Blues Fellows

Panelists:
John Bass — Director of the Curb Institute at Rhodes College
David Evans — Author of Big Road Blues, University of Memphis
Jim O’Neal — Founder of Living Blues magazine, Kansas State University
Scott Barretta — Writer and host of the “Highway 61 Radio” program on Mississippi Public Radio, University of Mississippi

Seven part series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hv7ZtEufmw

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